3. Find out which family members this applies to

The (ESA) includes the following people as family members for personal emergency leave:

  • your spouse, including a common-law or same-sex partner
  • your child or spouse’s child, including a stepchild or foster child
  • your brother or sister
  • your parent or spouse’s parent, including a step-parent or foster parent
  • your grandparent or spouse’s grandparent, including a step-grandparent
  • a relative who depends on you to care for them or give them personal assistance
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